Performance

Studies

Performance meets
Scholarship

The area of Music Performance Studies is where performance and scholarship meet. By integrating practice and theory in performance-centered research, we challenge traditional schisms between practice, musicology, and theory. Music Performance Studies faculty teach courses designed to provide contemporary tools for artistic and critical inquiry all across the twenty-first century musical landscape. The doctoral program (the DMA) requires that students not only perform major recitals but also create an original dissertation at the junction of practice-led research and research-led practice.

Music Performance Studies Faculty
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Robert Winter
Distinguished Professor
Gloria Cheng
Adjunct Professor
Elisabeth Le Guin
Chair of Musicology; Professor
Jocelyn Ho
Assistant Professor
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